Graduate Dean, Krystyna Aune, is in charge of the overall management of the Graduate Division. She oversees the proposal and implementation of improvements in graduate education, including the development and supervision of graduate programs and courses, the appointment and evaluation of graduate chairs and faculty, as well as the appointment of graduate assistants and the monitoring of graduate fellowships. Dean Aune chairs the Graduate Council and advises the officers of the Graduate Student Organization.
Associate Graduate Dean
Associate Graduate Dean, Julienne Maeda, reviews all proposals for new or revised graduate programs, courses and curricula and consults, advises and assists departments in preparing proposals for programs. She organizes and/or facilitates annual reviews of graduate faculty and reviews of all graduate programs on cycle. She advises the officers of the Graduate Student Organization, providing leadership in the area of student support and faculty support as it relates to the effective operations of the Graduate Division in the administration of graduate educational programs. Associate Graduate Dean serves as Vice Chair of the Graduate Council.
The Graduate Division has overall responsibility for all aspects of graduate education at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM). The Graduate Division oversees the following:
- development, implementation and assessment of graduate programs;
- appointment and evaluation of graduate chairs and faculty; and
- admission and guidance of graduate students from matriculation through graduation.
Vision Statement: The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Graduate Division aspires to be a global leader in graduate education with impactful programs that advance knowledge, innovation, and creativity with respect and appreciation for diverse cultural perspectives.
Mission Statement: The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Graduate Division is a central, comprehensive unit which provides integral leadership, vision, and administrative, student, and academic support services to promote excellence in graduate education.